Customized Chin, Cheek, And Jawline Augmentation
For patients in the San Antonio area who desire a change in their facial contour and appearance, facial implants can be the right treatment. Symmetrical faces are rated more attractive than asymmetrical faces in numerous studies. When these asymmetries are more pronounced, the aesthetic balance of the face is disrupted. These uneven proportions can be addressed with facial implants by Dr. Farber at Hill Country Plastic Surgery.
Surgical facial contouring with facial implants should be performed by a surgeon with experience in altering the facial skeleton. As a craniofacial aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr. Farber has specific, highly specialized training in the complex surgery of facial bones and soft tissue of the face.
To customize a facial implant, Dr. Farber obtains a CT scan of your face to get precise measurements of your facial bone structure. Individualized measurements allow for the design of a custom implant specific to the facial skeletal anatomy of the patient. This highly detailed process ensures the implant will fit perfectly to the patient’s underlying bone structure.
Facial implants or facial augmentation can create one of the most significant improvements to a person’s overall facial appearance.
What can Facial Implants Do?
Facial implants can correct varying degrees of facial asymmetry. Facial implants are made for the chin, infraorbital rim (under the eyes), cheek, and jawline. These implants can even be custom-designed to meet your individual anatomical and facial symmetry needs.
What is the Difference Between Custom Facial Implants and Generic Implants?
The benefits of custom facial implants include an individualized result and the ability to achieve perfect symmetry with an exact fit. Facial bones are not perfectly smooth or symmetrical, so generic implants are often not an exact fit due to bone irregularities, which can result in less than perfect results. Dr. Farber uses exact measurements and specifications to match each patient’s anatomy to achieve the right dimensions for facial symmetry with customized implants. Because they are made specifically for you, these customized implants are more expensive than the generic implants.
What Are The Differences Between Facial Implants and Injectable Filler?
Your most prominent facial features are defined by the shape and contours of the underlying bone structure. Dermal fillers can make temporary improvements, but are not an ideal replacement for bone. Facial implants are the best solution for patients looking for longer lasting, and more defined results. Because implants are permanent, Many they can be a lifelong solution to unwanted asymmetry and lack of definition.
How is Face Implant Surgery Performed?
To place cheek implants (cheek augmentation) or jaw implants, incisions are made inside your mouth and the implants are positioned to fit seamlessly with the natural bone contour of your face. To perform a chin augmentation an incision is made either inside the mouth or under the chin, and the implant is then inserted. All facial implant surgeries are done in an outpatient setting.
What to Expect During Your Consultation Visit
During the initial consultation with your surgeon at Hill Country Plastic Surgery, we will discuss your concerns and goals before recommending treatment options that are tailored specifically to your needs. Prior to your consultation, we recommend that you review the procedures on our website so you are familiar with the terms we will be using during our discussion.
Once we identify your concerns and surgical goals, we will discuss all of the treatment options that are available to you. Every patient is unique and we will develop a tailored surgical plan that addresses your specific goals. In addition, we will thoroughly review your medical history, surgical history, medications, allergies, family medical history, and other important details. It is very important that we obtain accurate information in all of these areas as it may impact the outcome of your surgery.
While discussing different treatment options, we will perform a physical exam and take measurements that are necessary for planning for your surgery. Pre-operative (before surgery) photos will be taken either at your initial consultation, or during your pre-operative visit.
After your consultation, you will receive access to your notes on the patient portal in addition to information about your specific surgery. If you have not activated your patient portal, this can be done at your appointment by asking any of our staff to assist you. If you have questions after your appointment, you can contact our office or message us through the patient portal. Some patients will require medical clearance from their primary care physician or a specialist or additional tests before undergoing surgery.
Once you have determined that you would like to have surgery and have completed any clearances and tests that were requested, contact our office at (210) 658-3555 to schedule a pre-operative appointment with one of our surgeons.
Facial Implants FAQs
Can the facial implants be combined?
Yes, most of the implants for the chin, cheeks, nose, jaw, and temple regions can be combined in one surgery if necessary.
What is the downtime for facial implant surgery?
Recovery time for facial implants can be one to 2-3 weeks, which is mostly mild discomfort and swelling.
How much do facial implants cost?
The cost of facial implants vary depending on the material used and whether or not it is custom made. The custom made implants tend to be more expensive than the generic ones. It is best that you come in for a consultation so you and your surgeon can decide what is best for your face!